An IDF soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack at the Fawwar junction near Hebron shortly before noon on Wednesday.
The attacker, Mohammad Shobaki, 19, lunged at the soldier during a routine security check at the entrance to the Fawwar refugee camp, where he lives.
Other soldiers at the scene shot and neutralized Shobaki. He was taken to hospital in critical condition and succumbed to his wounds in the operating room.
Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the 20-year-old soldier, who suffered stab wounds to his upper body, to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
About an hour after the attack, some 150 Palestinians hurled stones at IDF troops near the scene of the stabbing. The troops, who were stopping the Palestinian rioters from reaching Highway 60, used crowd dispersal measures.
Elisha Ben Kimon, Yoav Zitun, Rotem Elizera, Yael Friedson and Elior Levy contributed to this story.